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Sadly, I just found out I failed the 1hr glucose test and need to take the 3hr test. The nurse at my OB told me not to drink water before the test, but the Quest Lab person told me to drink water. Does anyone know if it's okay to drink water prior to the test?

Also, just curious, but I've read a lot of people who said to have a high carb diet for 3 days before the test, but my OB said it's not necessary. Thanks! 

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I was told at the lab that water is fine to drink. I had a 2 hour test (it's what they do here) and they didn't bat an eye when I showed up with a big water bottle. I actually sipped water during the test because I felt so queasy without it and the tech told me it was fine.
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Regarding diet: I got the opposite advice. I was told to eat high protein before the test. I hope you pass the test! It does not sound fun.



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If you are on a really low carb diet you will need to add carbs for a few days. If you eat a normal amount of carbs don't worry about it. People on low carb diets develop more insulin resistance and get crazy blood sugar reading when they are assaulted by all that sugar! You can totally drink water, and if you are a caffeine addict you can even have a 1/2 cup of black coffee (don't tell anyone I told you!) also, make sure you bring a high fat / high carb snack, like Greek yogurt with fruit. You may get a big blood sugar crash after the test and will need to eat something. Good luck!

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I had a big glass of whole fat milk right before drinking my orange junk. I've read the fat helps mitigate the sugar, and gives you a more gradual sugar climb. That's my 2¢.
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Dehydration is going to cause your blood sugar to be higher. Drinking as normal would give the most accurate result. 


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Thanks everyone! I just got the call that I passed! Very grateful. 

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Good for you! Congratulations!

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Glad you passed! I just wanted to throw this out there........I think each lab has it's own policy regarding drinking water.
 


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